Is 14k gold filled real gold?

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Date created: Sun, Jun 20, 2021 7:16 AM
Date updated: Thu, Jun 30, 2022 4:32 PM


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A 14K gold fill piece is created by wrapping an actual layer of 14K gold around a jeweler's brass core (typically 90% copper and 10% zinc). By law, that layer of gold has to be 1/20th gold by weight - meaning that if you melt a piece of jewelry down, 5% of what is in the melting pot has to be gold.

Is gold-filled jewelry real gold? The gold in 14k gold-filled is definitely real. There's a thick layer of real, solid 14k gold on the outside of a brass core. The 14k gold that's on the outside of gold-filled is the same gold as you would get from a solid 14k piece.

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